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Private native forestry advisory notes

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On 25 August 2017, new legislative arrangements commenced for private native forestry. It should be noted that some references on the EPAs website and any publications may now be outdated. These documents will be progressively updated by the EPA to ensure current legislative arrangements are reflected. More detail about the changes are available.

The general requirements of the Private Native Forestry Code of Practice (the Code) states that forest features such as habitat trees, wetlands, old growth and rainforest are protected. These forest features are used by many threatened species and the Code provides an effective way of protecting them from potential harm caused by forestry operations.

In addition to these general protection measures, the Code contains species-specific prescriptions to ensure the protection of more vulnerable flora and fauna.

Cultural heritage is also protected through provisions in the Code and exclusion zones must be implemented for any known Aboriginal places or objects.

The Office of Environment and Heritage has prepared a series of advisory notes to help landowners and forestry contractors apply the requirements of the Code. These notes provide information on threatened species, cultural heritage and biodiversity.


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Page last updated: 04 September 2017